ES Sétif

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Entente de Sétif
وفاق سطيف
ES Sétif logo.png
Full nameEntente Sportive Sétifienne
الوفاق الرياضي السطايفي
Nickname(s)E.S.S
El Kahla (The Black One)
L’Entente
Les Aigles Noirs (Black Eagles)
Short nameESS, SET
Founded1958; 63 years ago (1958),
as Entente Sportive de Sétif
GroundStade 8 Mai 1945
Capacity25,000[1][2]
PresidentAzzedine Arab
ManagerNabil Kouki[3]
LeagueLigue Professionnelle 1
2019–20Ligue Professionnelle 1, 3rd
Current season

Entente Sportive Sétifienne (Arabic: الوفاق الرياضي السطايفي‎), known as Entente de Sétif, commonly referred to as ES Sétif or ESS for short, is an Algerian professional football club based in Sétif. The club was founded in 1958 and its colours are black and white. Their home stadium, the Stade 8 Mai 1945, has a capacity of 18,000 spectators. The club is currently playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

ESS is one of the most successful clubs in Algeria, having won the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 eight times and the Algerian Cup a record of eight times. They are also one of only three Algerian clubs to have won the CAF Champions League, winning it twice in 1988 and 2014. They have also won the Arab Champions League twice, in 2007 and 2008, as well as three North African Cups in 2009 and 2010. In 2015, they became the first Algerian club to win the CAF Super Cup.

ES Sétif became CAF Champions League champion by defeating DR Congo's AS Vita Club in the 2014 final; and the reigning CAF Super Cup champions, by beating Egypt's Al Ahly in the 2015 Super Cup[4] and the reigning Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champions.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1958 by Ali Benaouda and Ali Layass as Entente Sportive Sétifienne (ESS), the name was later changed to Entente Pétroliers Sétifienne (EPS) in 1977, and again in 1984 it became known as Entente Plastique Sétifienne (EPS) and was then later changed back to Entente Sportive Sétifienne (ESS).[5]

The first colours of the club were green and the white, and following a confrontation with the French Army in a match with FC Gadir on May 8, 1945 colours changed to black and white as a sign of sadness for the events on this day. The Guessan Stadium was the original name for the club's home.

ES Sétif is one of the prestigious top flight Algerian clubs. The club has won the Algerian Cup 8 times, and is the only Algerian team to have won the Afro-Asia cup, in 1989 in Qatar.

Since its foundation, ES Sétif has had 19 presidents, the first being Ibrahim Dokomi.[citation needed] The current president is Hassan Hammar.

African success[edit]

In 1988, ES Sétif won the African Cup of Champions Clubs by beating Iwuanyanwu Nationale of Nigeria 4–1 on aggregate in the final.[6] After losing the first leg 1–0 in Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, ES Sétif scored 4 goals in the return leg in Constantine to lift the trophy. ES Sétif were playing in the Algerian second division at time and are the only club in Africa to date to have won the African Cup of Champions Clubs while not being in the top flight.

By winning the 1988 African Cup of Champions Clubs, ES Sétif qualified for the 1989 Afro-Asian Club Championship, where they faced Al-Sadd of Qatar, winners of the 1988–89 Asian Club Championship. ES Sétif won both legs, 2–0 at home and 3–1 in Doha, to lift the trophy.[7] They are the only Algerian club to have won the competition.

On June 29, 2010, ES Sétif became the first fully professional club in Algeria.[8]

On August 8, 2010, ES Sétif defeated CS Sfaxien of Tunisia 1–0 to win the first-ever edition of the UNAF Super Cup.[9]

Crest[edit]

Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer[edit]



Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (8): 1967–68, 1986–87, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2016–17
Runners-up (3): 1982–83, 1985–86, 2009–10.
Winners (8) – shared record: 1962–63, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1979–80, 1988–89, 2009–10, 2011–12.
Winners (2): 2015, 2017.
Runners-up (2): 2007, 2013.

International competitions[edit]

Winners (2): 1988, 2014
Winners (1): 2015
Winners (1): 1989

Regional competitions[edit]

Winners (2): 2007, 2008
Winners (1): 2009
Winners (1): 2010
Winners (1): 2010

Award nominations[edit]

  • African Inter-Club Team of the Year
Best team (1): 2014

Players[edit]

Algerian teams are limited to two foreign players. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player;

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 April, 2021.[10] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Algeria ALG Sofiane Khedairia
2 DF Algeria ALG Nasreddine Benlebna
3 MF Algeria ALG Messala Merbah
4 DF Algeria ALG Amine Biaz
6 MF Algeria ALG Ahmed Kendouci
7 MF Algeria ALG Akram Djahnit (captain)
8 DF Algeria ALG Houari Ferhani
9 FW Algeria ALG Habib Bouguelmouna
10 FW Mali MLI Malick Touré
11 DF Algeria ALG Youcef Laouafi
13 DF Algeria ALG Abdelkrim Nemdil
14 MF Algeria ALG Amir Karaoui
15 MF Algeria ALG Abderrahim Deghmoum
16 GK Algeria ALG Said Daas
17 FW Algeria ALG Khier-Anes Belaïd
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF Algeria ALG Hocine Laribi
19 MF Algeria ALG Youcef Dali
20 DF Algeria ALG Abdelhak Debbari
21 DF Algeria ALG Amir Laidouni
22 DF Algeria ALG Ibrahim Bekakchi
23 GK Algeria ALG Khairi Barki
24 FW Algeria ALG Yasser Berbache
25 MF Algeria ALG Mohamed Djahli
26 FW Algeria ALG Ismaïl Saadi
27 FW Algeria ALG Houssam Ghacha
28 FW Ghana GHA Daniel Lomotey
44 MF Algeria ALG Ibrahim Hachoud
47 FW Algeria ALG Mohamed El Amine Amoura
- MF Algeria ALG Abdelmoumene Djabou
- DF Algeria ALG Mohamed Khoutir Ziti

Personnel[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Nabil Kouki
Assistant coach Karim Dalhoum
Goalkeeping coach Walid Benhassen
Fitness coach Kais Ghattassi

Notable players[edit]

Below are the notable former players who have represented ES Sétif in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1958. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 100 official matches for the club or represented the national team for which the player is eligible during his stint with ES Sétif or following his departure.

For a complete list of ES Sétif players, see Category:ES Sétif players

Managerial history[edit]

Dates[11] Name
1964–67 Algeria Abdelhamid Kermali
Sept 2, 2004 – Jan 23, 2005 Algeria Abdelkrim Bira
Jan 25 , 2005 – Jun 1, 2006 France Hervé Revelli
Jun 18, 2005– Nov 30, 2005 Algeria Hocine Zekri
Dec 12 , 2005 – Jan 28,2007 Algeria Rachid Belhout
Feb 1, 2007 – July 5,2007 Algeria Rabah Saâdane
July 11,2007 – Sept 18, 2007 Switzerland Charles Roessli
Sept 20, 2007 - Nov 3, 2007 Algeria Noureddine Saâdi
Dec 3, 2007 – June 30, 2008 France Bernard Simondi
Sept 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009 Algeria Azzedine Aït Djoudi
Oct 8, 2009 – Aug 18, 2010 Algeria Noureddine Zekri
Aug 19, 2010 – Dec 31, 2010 Italy Giovanni Solinas
Jan 13, 2011 – June 30, 2011 Italy Giovanni Dellacasa
Sept 22, 2011 – June 16, 2012 Switzerland Alain Geiger
July 1, 2012 – Sept 8, 2013 France Hubert Velud
Sept 8, 2013 – Sept 26, 2013 Algeria Kheirredine Madoui (interim)
Sept 27, 2013 – Dec 8, 2013 France Jean-Christian Lang
Dec 8, 2013 – July 5, 2014 Algeria Rabah Saâdane
July 8, 2014–;– December, 2015 Algeria Kheirredine Madoui
Dec, 2015 – May 27, 2016 Switzerland Alain Geiger
Jun 1, 2016 – Dec 10, 2016 Algeria Abdelkader Amrani
Dec 11, 2016 – Dec 31, 2016 Algeria Malik Zorgane
Jan , 2017 – Dec 17, 2017 Algeria Kheireddine Madoui
Dec 18, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017 Algeria Malik Zorgane
Jan , 2018 – Apr , 2018 Algeria Abdelhak Benchikha
Apr , 2018 – Jun , 2018 Algeria Malik Zorgane
Jun 1, 2018 – Nov 23, 2018 Morocco Rachid Taoussi
Nov 25, 2018 – Feb 5, 2019 Algeria Noureddine Zekri
Feb 7, 2019 – May 30, 2019 Algeria Nabil Neghiz
Jun , 2019 – Oct 17, 2019 Algeria Kheireddine Madoui
Oct 26, 2019 – Tunisia Nabil Kouki

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

The club have 3 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1987 to 1989 and 6 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2008 till now.

1981 – Quarter-finals
1991 – Semi-finals